I was dreaming of ordering products last night, and while on jessicurl's site, found this page

http://www.jessicurl.com/Demo-Videos-p-6.html

There is a demo called plunking. She illustrates, on video, how to plop. She made it look easy, and I see what I was doing wrong. Maybe this will help you.
CurlyChrisInTheSticks
Shoulder Length Brunette
3a/3b